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Sales at my specialty toy store are extremely seasonal, with the vast majority of revenue
coming in the last quarter of the year. Surviving until the holidays has long been a challenge.
What can I do to make the rest of the year less of a high-wire act?

Sales at my specialty toy store are extremely seasonal, with the vast majority of revenue
coming in the last quarter of the year. Surviving until the holidays has long been a challenge.
What can I do to make the rest of the year less of a high-wire act?  Read more.....

James (Jim) Lewis

James D Lewis

Available

Colleyville, TX

Chapter: Fort Worth SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Retired from CVS Health as a VP of Information Technology.

Prior positions were in IT for SysteMed, Saks (Younkers), Iowa Department of Transportation and a couple Community College Districts.

Did start and ran two IT Service and System Sales companies as well as consulted small businesses and taught in my early career.

Expertise in: IT Strategy Development, Business Plans, Implementation & Management Business Applications, Implementation & Management for continuous improvement. Mergers and Acquisition Transition and Management. Coaching & Mentoring. Vendor Relationships. Outsourcing & Off-shore Vendor Management. Project Management.

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Industry Experience

Education

BA - Iowa State University - College of Business

Post Graduate work at ISU, University of Iowa and others.

Communication methods

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Thomas J Malkus

Available

Punta Gorda, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

Tom is an idea man who can listen to peoples problems and come up with ideas and solutions. Tom worked in sales positions with 2 other companies before he joined Data Processing Sciences Corporation in 1969 as an Account Executive. Over the 37 years at DPS, he has served as Assistant Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then President of DPS. He became an owner in Data Processing Sciences in 1985 and since retiring in 2005 currently remains on their Board of Directors. Over the years Tom used his sales and marketing talents to help DPS grow from a $5 Million dollar company to a $50 Million dollar company. He provided the vision for the companys Management, Marketing, Technical and Product architecture and helped shepherd DPS's transformation from a Manufacturers rep organization to a Data Communications Distributor, to a Network Integrator and currently as an E-Business Internet Infrastructure and Services Provider providing security products, Carrier Services, Network Management, routing/switching infrastructure, internet services, consulting, and technical support to an industry whose growth was expanding at unprecedented rates. Tom has served on various vendor and manufacturer advisory boards over the past 20 years. Tom designed and presented workshops and seminars to groups from 10 to 200+ over the past 30 years. In addition to Score, Tom also currently volunteers as a Mediator in the Small Claims Court System in Charlotte County, Florida. He also volunteers as a Juvenile Arbitrator and Teen Court Arbitrator in Charlotte County. Tom joined SCORE in 2008 planning to use his extensive Management, Marketing, and Technical skills to help small businesses start up and grow successfully.

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Industry Experience

Education

Tom holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. (1966)

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Donna Moncuso

Unavailable

Chester Springs, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

People and project management and leadership 

Domestic and global marketing strategy and research

Extensive market research (qualitative/quantitative), business analytics and product development/management experience

Clinical informatics, health outcomes research

Nursing and Healthcare Administration

Critical Care RN 

 

 

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Industry Experience

Education

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MSN, MHA, RN</p>
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Additional graduate work in health outcomes research</p>

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Frank Charles Millheim

Available

Newtown Square, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Expert in Government Contracting and knowledgeable in how to start-up a business.

I am an award-winning manager of responses to Federal and State government Request for Proposals (RFP). I developed a repeatable process for producing proposals based on best practices and lessons learned. My deep understanding of RFPs is enhanced by my experience consulting with government agencies as they developed their RFPs and evaluated proposals from other contractors. I know what is necessary for a small business to register with the government, get set-aside certifications (e.g. 8a, woman-owned business, veteran), how to communicate your business's capabilities, identify contract opportunities, know your competition and develop a winning proposal.

In the last three years, my clients have started 36 new businesses and overall have created 203 jobs.  I have counseled new businesses from when they were a startup to when they became a documented SCORE Success Story.  I have been fortunate to mentor four start up businesses that have become SCORE Success Stories.  I have experience in how a business can use SCORE resources to aid in a start-up environment.

 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Pennsylvania State University (BS Mechanical Engineering), Requirements Development, Harvard Manage Mentor Making a Presentation, CMM integration People CMM, Small Business Administration (SBA) and Small Business Development Council (SBDC) courses on Government contracting.

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Hector Arrillaga

Unavailable

Pompano Beach, FL

Chapter: Broward SCORE

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

27 years with HP in different positions: Research and Development, Materials Engineering, Marketing, Graphic Arts, Managed Services, Sales and Business Management. Experience in Consumer, Small and Medium Business as well as Corporate and Enterprise customers.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Physics Engineering - ITESM Mexico Executive MBA - IPADE (Harvard Business School in Mexico)

Communication methods

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